Sunday, 20 January 2013

C is for……

…Colour ! Time already for the second letter in The Craft Barn’s Alpha Challenge, which as you might have guessed is C ! To read about the Alpha Challenge visit here, I've chosen to alter a dream dictionary and there was a whole list of colours and interpretations of their meaning.  I’ve had a lovely afternoon playing at my craft desk creating a bright, cheery page while the snow has fallen for nearly ten hours without stopping !
I’m quite please with how my page turned out this week, I painted with a thin layer of gesso before applying lots of colour with inktense sticks and pencils, washing with a water brush and then toning down with a watered down layer of gesso.
I’ve made a Collage of Colour – adding an ordinary dictionary definition, pictures from Crafty Individuals, a sunny sticker and computer generated wording, and of course some stamping.
I tried writing on the page by hand, but I haven’t found a good pen that works over the layers of paint/ink etc yet (if anyone can suggest something I’d be very grateful) so I didn’t like how it turned out and added the printed strips instead. 
This pic also shows the page (though not very clearly!) with the colour interpretations on, which I've just added some soft colour too with pencils.
I’m really enjoying this challenge – and may have another go this week, have lots of words left and am even toying with the idea of doing two different projects as have another dictionary on stand by ! Looking forward to visiting the other entries too…Thanks for stopping by here…Esther xx


  1. Fabulous page Esther.
    Snow has fallen here for most of the day but its been light stuff that hasn't been settling on the roads, although they are looking a bit slushier now.

  2. What a fun way to spend a snowy day. Your colour page turned out quite colorful and fun to look at.

  3. I love your colourful page Esther - it's brilliant.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Fantastic representation of colour on your spread. Love the beach hut stamp. Very bright and cheery

  5. ooo I have been looking forward to seeing another page from you! This is beaufitul Esther!I use Uniball pens over my paint for journalling and for white I use a Pentel Hybrid. Hope that helps. Thank you for joining us again over at CB x

  6. Fab page Esther love how you have used the "colour"

  7. Visiting from the Alpha Challenge - This is a beautifully colourful page. Perfect for cheering up cold wintry days :0) Mo

  8. Gorgeous page Esther, I love how you have built up your background, what fun.
    Hugs x

  9. A riot of colour on this page. Your dream dictionary sounds so interesting.

  10. Beautiful colours ... love the idea of a dream dictionary ...

  11. A fantastic page in great colors.

  12. This is fab!!! love the colour definition, the colourful page itself and the right page is the perfect addition .
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn

  13. Another great page andsuch lovely colours.

  14. What a great word choice and a really lovely colour collage. So bright and cheery.


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